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16 Jan, 2015

Testament of Youth

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Harington plays Roland Leighton, Brittain’s fiancé, in this historic drama directed by James Kent. He shares a dream of being a writer with his friends and Vera Brittian. Roland Leighton enlists as war is declared and falls in love with Vera Brittian as he writes her poems and letters.

I studied Testament Of Youth in school and knew a lot about the First World War. I was immediately interested in the script, especially the war poetry. I then met with James Kent and Rosie Alison to read for the part. And Juliette Towhidi did a brilliant job writing the script. She has created an extremely moving and dreamlike piece. Everyone around Vera, including Roland, seems to be a snippet in Vera’s life, almost part of her imagination.

Testament Of Youth - Official UK Trailer

1 Jan, 2015

GQ UK cover

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Harington appears on the cover of the January 2015 issue of GQ UK magazine. He talks about cutting his hair, Game of Thrones and movies.

I won’t name names and I won’t name films but I’ve sat through private screenings, nearly in tears. Hating it. Thinking: this is the end, everything’s over.

2 Aug, 2014

Harington, Leslie dating again

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1407008287_kit-harrington-gLeslie and Harington are back together according to a source:

They’ve been back on for about three months. That said, it’s casual right now and they’re having fun. They’re not moving in together or anything like that yet.

15 Jun, 2014

The Children

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Harington appears as Jon Snow in the tenth episode of the fourth season of Game of Thrones, The Children. Ciarán Hinds plays Mance Rayder, the King-Beyond-the-Wall, and Stephen Dillane plays Stannis Baratheon, the leader of an army in the War of the Five Kings and a challenger to the Iron Throne of of Westeros. At Castle Black, the Night’s Watch have repelled Mance’s attack, but their numbers are depleted and Mance’s 100,000-strong wildling army are camped against the northern side of the Wall of Westeros. Jon meets Mance under a flag of truce to parlay terms. Mance counters that he is aware the Night’s Watch cannot withstand another attack, and says that they will come to no harm if they surrender. He then realizes that Jon really intended to kill him. Before Mance can act, a war horn is sounded. Mance suspects Jon of creating a diversion while the Night’s Watch attack, but Jon states that they do not have the numbers. Columns of mounted knights charge the camp and catch the wildlings unaware. Their leader confronts Mance, who surrenders rather than risk more of his forces being killed. He is announced as Stannis Baratheon. He questions Jon about his presence in the wildling camp, and learns that Jon is the son of Lord Eddard Stark, who gave his life in Stannis’s service. Jon is able to intercede and Mance and the wildlings are left alive as captives. Fearing the White Walkers and their undead magic, The Night’s Watch burn the bodies of their dead. Jon carries the body of Ygritte, his wildling lover who died in the battle, north of the Wall, where he builds her a funeral pyre. He then returns to Castle Black.

8 Jun, 2014

The Watchers on the Wall

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Harington appears as Jon Snow in the ninth episode of the fourth season of Game of Thrones, The Watchers on the Wall. Rose Leslie plays Ygritte, a female wildling warrior in the army of Mance Rayder, the King-Beyond-the-Wall, and Jon’s former lover. At Castle Black, the Night’s Watch prepare for the wildling army’s assault on the Wall of Westeros. The wildlings burn the forest north of the Wall as a signal to start the attack. Jon is forced to assume control of the forces atop the wall as they attempt to repel the enemy. He orders several men to defend the tunnel through the wall at all costs. Jon descends the Wall to join the hand-to-hand combat as wildings infiltrate the castle from the south. He battles a wildling leader, ultimately killing him but sustaining injuries of his own. Ygrette draws her bow but hesitates as she is about to kill Jon, and is shot herself before she can loose the arrow. As Jon cradles her, they reminisce about their love as she dies. With the attack repelled, Jon sees no option but to try a desperate measure – he will venture into the wildling camp under the pretense of parlaying terms, and kill Mance, sacrificing himself to save the Night’s Watch.

1 Jun, 2014

The Mountain and the Viper

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Harington appears as Jon Snow in the eighth episode of the fourth season of Game of Thrones, The Mountain and the Viper. At Castle Black, Jon and the other Night’s Watchmen discuss the impending attack on the Wall of Westeros by the wildling armies of King-Beyond-the-Wall Mance Rayder. Realizing that they are hopelessly outnumbered and that after Mance’s armies, the undead White Walkers will attack in turn, the Night’s Watchmen prepare for death and plan that the last of them will cremate the rest.

18 May, 2014

Mockingbird

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Harington appears as Jon Snow in the seventh episode of the fourth season of Game of Thrones, Mockingbird. Jon and his ranging party return to Castle Black after crushing the Night’s Watch mutiny north of the Wall of Westeros. Jon warns the Night’s Watch leaders that King-Beyond-the-Wall Mance Rayder’s army will attack the tunnel through the Wall, and that it should be sealed, but he is overruled due to internal politics, and sent to keep watch at the top of the Wall.

8 May, 2014

Rolling Stone cover

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6x1hozal8lcccclHarington appears on the cover of the first May 2014 issue of Rolling Stone magazine. He talks about the similarities between him and his Game of Thrones character Snow, future roles, and social media.

“I don’t do Twitter because I don’t want to talk about myself more than I already have to.

4 May, 2014

First of His Name

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Harington appears as Jon Snow in the fifth episode of the fourth season of Game of Thrones, First of His Name. Burn Gorman plays Karl, the leader of a band of Night’s Watch mutineers. North of the Wall of Westeros, Jon leads a Night’s Watch ranging party to stamp out the mutiny. He confronts Karl, who initially gains the upper hand due to his street-fighting ability. A wildling woman captured by the mutineers intervenes, and Jon is able to kill Karl. During the fighting Jon’s direwolf, Snow, is freed from captivity and kills the last Night’s Watch rebel. With the mutiny crushed, Jon is reunited with Snow.

27 Apr, 2014

Oathkeeper

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Harington appears as Jon Snow in the fourth episode of the fourth season of Game of Thrones, Oathkeeper. Owen Teale plays Ser Alliser Thorne, the Master-at-Arms of the Night’s Watch. At Castle Black, Jon trains recruits in preparation for the impending attack by King-Beyond-the-Wall Mance Rayder’s wildling army. Suspecting that Jon will be chosen ahead of him when the Night’s Watch votes to appoint its new leader following the death of Lord Commander Jeor Mormont, Ser Alliser agrees to a plan by Jon to range north of the Wall of Westeros and stamp out a mutiny by renegade Night’s Watchmen. In a plan to ensure Jon’s mission will be fatal, he says no men will be ordered to go. Jon makes an impassioned speech urging the Night’s Watchmen to avenge Jeor, and many of them volunteer to join him.

20 Apr, 2014

Breaker of Chains

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Harington appears as Jon Snow in the third episode of the fourth season of Game of Thrones, Breaker of Chains. At Castle Black, a survivor from a massacre at a village warns the Night’s Watch that wildlings are raiding south of the Wall of Westeros. Two Night’s Watchmen who have escaped from the stronghold of a former ally north of the Wall reach the castle, alerting the Night’s Watch that their own men have begun a rebellion. Jon warns that they must range north and stamp out the mutiny, as he overstated the strength of their stretched defenses to King-Beyond-the-Wall Mance Rayder, and if Rayder reaches the mutineers he will learn the truth.

6 Apr, 2014

Two Swords

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Harington appears as Jon Snow in the first episode of the fourth season of Game of Thrones, Two Swords. James Cosmo plays Jeor Mormont, the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. Peter Vaughan plays Maester Aemon, the healer and cleric of Castle Black. Jon is put on trial on his return to the castle. He admits to killing the Night’s Watch ranger leader Qhorin Halfhand, but says this was on Qhorin’s own orders to allow Jon to infiltrate the wildling army. He states that he slept with a wildling woman, risking the death penalty for his admission, but shares information about the strength of King-Beyond-the-Wall Mance Rayder’s wildling forces that he was able to gain through his actions. As Jon leaves his fate to the Night’s Watch leaders, Maester Aemon informs him that he will not be killed this time.

9 Jun, 2013

Mhysa

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Harington appears as Jon Snow in the tenth episode of the third season of Game of Thrones, Mhysa. Rose Leslie plays Ygritte, a young female wildling warrior in the army of Mance Rayder, the King-Beyond-the-Wall. After escaping the wildling war party on horseback, Jon stops to rest and tend his injuries. He is confronted by Ygritte, who has followed him. She accuses him of betraying her. Jon replies that he still has feelings for her but that he remains loyal to the Night’s Watch. As Jon rides away, Ygritte shoots him with three arrows, severely wounding him. Jon reaches Castle Black in a critical condition.

2 Jun, 2013

The Rains of Castamere

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Harington appears as Jon Snow in the ninth episode of the third season of Game of Thrones, The Rains of Castamere. Rose Leslie plays Ygritte, a young female warrior in the wildling army of Mance Rayder, the King-Beyond-the-Wall. Kristofer Hivju plays Tormund Giantsbane, a veteran warrior who is Mance’s deputy. South of the Wall of Westeros, Jon and the wildling group led by Tormund are traveling towards Castle Black. They attack a farmstead, and Tormund orders Jon to kill the stablemaster. Jon is unable to kill the innocent man, and the wildlings realize that he remains loyal to the Night’s Watch. As Tormund restrains Ygrette, Jon is able to fight his way free and escape towards Castle Black.

12 May, 2013

The Bear and the Maiden Fair

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Harington appears as Jon Snow in the seventh episode of the third season of Game of Thrones, The Bear and the Maiden Fair. After climbing the Wall of Westeros, Jon and the wildling party travel towards Castle Black to await the order from Mance Rayder, the King-Beyond-the-Wall, to attack the Night’s Watch.

5 May, 2013

The Climb

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kit-harrington-the-climbHarington appears as Jon Snow in the sixth episode of the third season of Game of Thrones, The Climb. Rose Leslie plays Ygritte, a young redheaded female wildling warrior in the army of Mance Rayder, the King-Beyond-the-Wall. As their forward party approaches the Wall of Westeros, Jon and Ygritte discuss the climb they are going to have to make. Ygritte reveals to Jon that she knows he is still loyal to the Night’s Watch, but says that they must be loyal to each other. While climbing, Ygritte dislodges part of the wall, leaving them dangling. A wildling above them cuts the safety rope to save the rest of the group. Jon is able to save himself and Ygritte, and they reach the top of the wall.

28 Apr, 2013

Kissed by Fire

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Harington appears as Jon Snow in the fifth episode of the third season of Game of Thrones, Kissed by Fire. Rose Leslie plays Ygritte, a young redheaded female wildling warrior in the army of Mance Rayder, the King-Beyond-the-Wall. Jon is questioned by the wildlings forming an advance party that plan to scale the Wall of Westeros and attack the Night’s Watch stronghold Castle Black from the south. He overstates the strength of the castle’s defenses, saying it is manned by 1,000 men, when the real number is closer to 300. Ygritte leads Jon into a cave, and the two have sex.

14 Apr, 2013

Walk of Punishment

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Harington appears as Jon Snow in the third episode of season three of Game of Thrones, Walk of Punishment. Ciarán Hinds plays Mance Rayder, the King-Beyond-the-Wall who has united the wildling tribes north of the Wall of Westeros. Having gained Mance’s trust, Jon marches south with the wildling army towards the Wall. They come across the scene of a battle at a castle where Jon’s Night’s Watch ranging party had been encamped. There are no human corpses, and Mance tells Jon that his former Night’s Watch brothers have been transformed into reanimated corpses by the undead White Walkers. He orders Jon to join a forward party that will scale the Wall and attack the Night’s Watch from the south.

7 Apr, 2013

Dark Wings, Dark Words

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Harington appears as Jon Snow in the third episode of the second season of Game of Thrones, Dark Wings, Dark Words. Ciarán Hinds plays Mance Rayder, the King-Beyond-the-Wall who has united the wildling tribes north of the Wall of Westeros. Having gained the trust of Mance, Jon marches southward toward the Wall with the wildling army. Mance explains that his army is made up of many different groups who have many internal divisions. He says that they are united as they realise that if they remain north of the Wall, the undead creatures that are gathering there will kill them all.